The “Rural” Mom Meets the “Urban” Daughter-in-Law

The “Rural” Mom Meets the “Urban” Daughter-in-Law, God's words

Afterward, I also read in the word of God where it says: “It is unacceptable for you not to know yourself. First heal your own sickness, and by means of eating and drinking My words more, contemplating My words, live life and do things according to My words; whether you are at home or in some other place, you should allow God to wield power within you. Cast off the flesh and naturalness. Always let God’s words have dominion within you. There is no need to worry that your life is not changing; you will slowly come to feel that your disposition has changed a great deal” (Utterances and Testimonies of Christ in the Beginning). The word of God pointed out to me the ways of practice, and I became aware that there was a lesson for me to study behind my daughter-in-law and me not being able to live in harmony, that I ought to enter into the relevant truth, that I couldn’t fix my gaze on my daughter-in-law all day long. “I must focus on disposing of my own arrogant and conceited satanic disposition. I cannot keep on asking my daughter-in-law to listen to me according to my traditional viewpoints and natural old disposition, and I cannot stand in my position as a mother-in-law to suppress my daughter-in-law. I must learn how to put aside my status as the elder, let the word of God wield power over my heart, use the truth to resolve my own issues and live out normal humanity.” After I understood God’s will I prayed to God telling Him that I resolved to betray myself and put the word of God into practice.

I Put the Truth Into Practice And Started to Get Along With My Daughter-in-Law

One day, when my daughter-in-law returned home from work, I was in the middle of my household duties, and I saw that my daughter-in-law was carrying bags in both of her hands and on her back, so without thinking I asked her: “You’re carrying stuff in your hands and on your back, what are you doing?” My daughter-in-law said: “I bought two pairs of leather shoes and a pair of leather sandals.” As soon as I heard that she had bought three pairs of shoes at one time I was just about to speak when suddenly I realized that once again I was demanding that she act according to my own desires, and thereupon I prayed to God in silence. In this moment I thought about how in the word of God it says: “In the dispositions of normal people there is no crookedness or deceitfulness, people have a normal relationship with each other, they do not stand alone, and their lives are neither mediocre nor decadent. So, too, is God exalted among all, His words permeate among man, people live in peace with one another and under the care and protection of God, the earth is filled with harmony, without the interference of Satan, and the glory of God holds the utmost importance among man” (“Interpretation of the Sixteenth Utterance” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). The enlightenment of God’s word made me calm down quite a bit from my originally angry attitude. I thought about the resolution I had told God I would make, and I realized that today God had arranged these circumstances in order to change my corrupt disposition, so that I could live out normal humanity and put the word of God into practice. This involved me bearing witness, I should not keep on constantly fixing my gaze on my daughter-in-law, I needed to first put myself aside and then rely on God to throw off my arrogant disposition and live out the likeness of a real human. My daughter-in-law has her way of living, I should not interfere, I ought to respect her, and let nature take its course in all things. When she saw that I wasn’t going to say anything to her, she smiled and took her shoes into her room. Looking at this scene I silently thanked God. If it weren’t for the enlightenment and guidance of the word of God, then today it would have been unavoidable for my daughter-in-law and me to exchange some quarrelsome words.

After this, it didn’t matter if my daughter-in-law bought makeup or clothes, I didn’t ask her about it and I didn’t give it any mind, I just treated her properly according to the word of God, and before I knew it I had let go of the prejudices I had toward my daughter-in-law. After I started putting this into practice, it was not nearly as difficult to get along with my daughter-in-law as it was in the past. The wonderful thing is, my daughter-in-law slowly changed and started helping me do things around the house, and she started washing my son’s and granddaughter’s clothes herself. She also didn’t spend money as recklessly as before, and the mood in our home became more and more harmonious.

One day, my son said to me: “Ma, Lili says that you’ve changed, that before whenever you saw her go shopping it would make you unhappy and that you would question her about it, but now you aren’t the same as before.” Hearing my son say this, I felt very happy, and I responded to him: “It is all because of the word of Almighty God that I have changed. Before, I was too arrogant and conceited, I always wanted Lili to do things according to my way of living, I never considered her feelings, and I didn’t stand in her shoes to look at things. If it weren’t for the guidance of the word of God, then I wouldn’t have come to know my own corrupt disposition, and I wouldn’t have been able to change myself, which would have made it unavoidable for Lili and me to fight with each other every day. From now on I will not try to teach her a lesson, Lili is a grownup, she has her own way of living, and me, as a mother-in-law, I need to respect her and give her freedom.” Upon hearing my answer, my son said to me very happily: “Ma, the Almighty God you believe in is truly great!”

The “Rural” Mom Meets the “Urban” Daughter-in-Law, Christian Story

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Through my experience, I truly felt the joy that comes from putting the word of God into practice. God’s words really can change us and save us, enabling us to live happy and blessed lives. Now my family is able to live together in harmony, and for that I thank God from the bottom of my heart for saving me. All glory be to Almighty God!

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